Applications are open for our Sixth Form. We don't accept applications through Kent Choices - please visit our website to apply by following this link: https://tgs-sixth-form-2020.paperform.co/
Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation is aimed at students with a wide variety of mathematical backgrounds. It allows students to develop a more sophisticated understanding of Mathematics and has a particular focus on its application to real life problems. A significant part of the course is concerned with statistical techniques to understand and interpret data.
All of the Mathematics teachers at TGS have the experience and knowledge to support and encourage you to be successful in Applications and Interpretations.
The Standard Level course aims to develop an understanding of how mathematics is applied to describe the world and how technology can be used to explore mathematical models.
Number and algebra, functions, geometry and trigonometry, statistics and probability, calculus
What do students say?
“I always used to think 'When am I ever going to use this outside of school?!' With Maths I can clearly see the application to the outside world, even everyday life.” Alice and Izzi
Paper 1 Short response questions (Graphical Display Calculator required) (40%)
Paper 2 Longer, multi-step questions (Graphical Display Calculator required) (40%)
All candidates should have GCSE Grade 6 or above (or its equivalent) in English, Mathematics, at least one Science and one language where studied. Where equivalence cannot be established the School will set appropriate I/GCSE papers to confirm that the applicant is capable of satisfying the academic profile required for the subjects to be studied and the IB Diploma Programme as a whole
We first started teaching this course in September 2019, but students who have taken an application based route at Standard Level in the past have gone on to study a wide variety of subjects at university and find the mathematical techniques and logical reasoning they have learnt to be particularly useful, something that complements the requirements of many other Diploma subjects and university courses.
In recent years, our students have gone on to study Geography, Law and Philosophy at Durham; Economics at Leeds and Nottingham; Law, Geography, History and PPE at Oxford; Psychology, Languages,Theology, Classics and Music at Cambridge amongst many, many others